August 27, 2009
It all started when I bit into a fish taco at a Mexican restaurant. An overwhelming flavor caused me to spit out what was in my mouth, and at the same time I felt flushed and nauseous. I nearly got sick, but was able to gulp down a beverage before I did. I had no idea what it was in that taco that caused such a reaction! All I know is I was done with my meal.
A year or so later, while having chips and salsa, I had a the same reaction and was determined to find out what it was from.
To this day, I have to pick every tiny green speck off of my chips when I eat salsa, or else I get the same overwhelming urge to vomit. Even the smell makes me ill! I can't stand being in the same room with someone who uses fresh cilantro on any food. My stomach churns just thinking about it!